Dan Strassberg dan.strassberg@att.net
Sat Jan 27 15:44:30 EST 2007

In Arlington Heights, on my SRIII, rotated to maximize the signal strength
of WJIB (which happens to about null WKOX, WAMG, and WBIX), WJIB is pretty
good on maybe 2/3 of nights (actually 2/3 of the time, because a night
that's good for receiving WJIB at, say, 8:00PM.can become pretty awful by
miidnight or vice versa). OTOH, the frequency difference between WJIB and
CHWO, which is usually about 3 Hz (or do I mean 1.5 Hz?--three signal minima
per second), is pretty annoying. For me, the frequency difference seems to
have been chosen to maximize the sensation of vertigo.

Dan Strassberg, dan.strassberg@att.net
eFax 707-215-6367

----- Original Message -----
From: <markwa1ion@aol.com>
To: <boston-radio-interest@rolinin.bostonradio.org>
Sent: Saturday, January 27, 2007 2:03 PM
Subject: Re: WJIB

> <<
> >As for 750, there's an app for the Bangor area that seems almost ready
> >to be granted if it hasn't yet been granted. 50 kW-D/10 kW-N DA-N
> >using four towers to produce a teardrop pattern aimed
> >southeast
> So, I guess that means they'll have a great signal in Bermuda!
> -- Larry Weil
> Lake Wobegone, NH
> >>
> Actually in Bermuda with this set-up, 750 will be a three-way slugfest
> with the new Mainer + WSB + YVKS (Caracas).  Bermuda does get some fat
> signals from the USA, especially the NYC stations, some of which can be
> heard at midday on reasonably sensitive receivers.
> The Venezuelan actually dominates 750 most nights at places like West
> Dennis on the Cape.  There's a Cuban, a Colombian, and the Newfie
> (CBGY) in the imbroglio too (besides the YVKS/WSB "usuals").
> The Bangor station has about a 40 mile run of land SE en route to Bar
> Harbor.  The Ellsworth and Bar Harbor areas have enough people,
> especially in summer, to make this coverage area desirable.  There was
> an additional Bangor outlet in the past (WGUY-1250) besides present day
> 620 and 910 (and Ellsworth's 1370).  I'm not sure how well the
> big-money coastal resorts are served on FM.
> Back to WJIB, it would seem that if Long Island (about 100 miles closer
> to Toronto) can get away with 40 watts or so going west / northwest,
> then maybe WJIB could nudge the power up a little bit from 5 watts at
> night.  But I'm sure that the 5 watt figure was not arrived-at by
> accident and that if WJIB could run any more, it would.  Here in the
> southern end of Billerica I do get it OK here at night on my
> communications receiver set-up which is connected to a special outdoor
> antenna ("Flag") that nulls substantially towards the Great Lakes area.
>   On car radios or table radios, 740 is a bunch of mush at night around
> here with Toronto typically atop, WJIB a bit behind, and CHCM
> (Newfoundland) popping through occasionally.  I think that Arlington
> Heights or Lexington is about the inland limit of WJIB most nights on
> regular radios.  Dan can no doubt give us this info.
> Anyway, I hope that Bob Bittner can keep his programming here in the
> Boston area.
> Mark Connelly - Billerica, MA
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